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1 hour ago, Itstrainingtime said:

Well...this matches up VERY well with my 3.86" for the event. Elizabethtown coming in at 3.82" and MDT at 3.84"...

 

 

I called the NWS at CTP and they verified that the airport is going down as 1.8".  I thought it was low as well but I needed the exact figure for one of my construction clients doing their daily field reports.   This whole thing is a mess.    They also verified that LNS is 1.66.  I showed them this chart and they said these are COOP reports and not official.  What a cluster.   I would be really going off the deep end except the usually reliable radar simulation report is verifying correctly almost everywhere that takes official readings.  Its a tad low for MDT and LNS but within 1/2". 

 

Edit-I will check the official daily summaries tomorrow AM and see if I was told the truth or if they just like to jerk with people who call. 

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29 minutes ago, Bubbler86 said:

I called the NWS at CTP and they verified that the airport is going down as 1.8".  I thought it was low as well but I needed the exact figure for one of my construction clients doing their daily field reports.   This whole thing is a mess.    They also verified that LNS is 1.66.  I showed them this chart and they said these are COOP reports and not official.  What a cluster.   I would be really going off the deep end except the usually reliable radar simulation report is verifying correctly almost everywhere that takes official readings.  Its a tad low for MDT and LNS but within 1/2". 

 

Edit-I will check the official daily summaries tomorrow AM and see if I was told the truth or if they just like to jerk with people who call. 

I don't understand this at all (not you...the official numbers) when virtually every station within a 25 mile radius of both MDT and LNS were between 3-4". I checked with several friends that have rain gauges and every one of 'em had well over 3". 

The numbers reported on that graph seem to be perfectly aligned to every actual measurement I've obtained. 

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2 hours ago, Itstrainingtime said:

I don't understand this at all (not you...the official numbers) when virtually every station within a 25 mile radius of both MDT and LNS were between 3-4". I checked with several friends that have rain gauges and every one of 'em had well over 3". 

The numbers reported on that graph seem to be perfectly aligned to every actual measurement I've obtained. 

I do not either.   Will wait to see their official summary tomorrow.  The other thing that bothers me in the simulated radar.  

 

I checked their daily summary for yesterday and it matches the airports readings of .47 through midnight so I suspect it will match tomorrow for 9/23. 

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1 minute ago, Bubbler86 said:

It bugs me because I have to report it for job sites.  With NWS going officially at their number, that is the number I went with. 

I understand and empathize with you. 

How can there be such a disparity in numbers? If we were talking tenths of an inch I'd sort of understand. But how does MDT receive over 2" less than the town it sits on the outskirts of? 

This wasn't some isolated thunderstorm. 

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